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Friday, April 13, 2012


Sorry I haven't been around that much this week.  It was the first week back after break, spring has finally SPRUNG in the pacific northwest (squirrelly kiddos anyone?)  and there was (I hope not anymore) some drama with my practicum student.  Unfortunately because of all this- it wasn't my best week of teaching, but I was INSPIRED by Sandra over at Literacy Minute and her meaningful graphic organizer to use while teaching simile and reading Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe.  I like to think that great minds think alike and her organizer couldn't have been more timely for my "great mind"! I started Monday with Sandra's organizer and a read aloud of Fireflies.  My kiddos really enjoyed the story because many of them had never seen fireflies before.  That inspired a search on fireflies and looking for firefly videos.  By the time Wednesday rolled around, they were confident in both firefly knowledge and similes!  The week was already proving to be *a little rough* so I quickly decided to whip up a little craftivity for my kiddos to publish the firefly similes they had created.  Voila! A fun craft and delightful highlight to what Sandra posted on her blog!  Check out the pictures below and if you like it, head on over to my TpT "store" (if everything is free do you call it that?) to download your own template!


  1. Sorry to hear about the drama. I hope things are better for you next week.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Thanks Tammy! I have been looking forward to tomorrow! :)

  2. I am late reading my favorite blogs this week, but was delighted to see your post using Fireflies, by Julie Brinckloe! I was thrilled to see those cute little "lightning bugs" as we say down south! You absolutely made my week. It was hard to go back after being off for a week! I hope things perk right back up for you soon!
    Tell your kiddos that I am so proud of them! I will link your post to my blog next week!